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Ecopoetics Writing Workshop

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

point reyes beaches

What is ecopoetics? The word’s root, poetics, comes from the Greek “poiesis,” meaning “to make.” Its prefix, eco, comes from the Greek “oikos,” meaning “family and house.” Given this etymology, we might understand ecopoetics, simply, as home making—the practice of cultivating a healthy and livable place. Certainly such a practice could be supported by any number of different activities, from writing, visual art, and performance, to farming, ecological restoration, community organizing, and activist work.

 

In this workshop, we will explore the term ecopoetics through our own creative, site-specific writing and art practices on Point Reyes National Seashore. We will ask: what does it mean to write poetry in a time of unprecedented ecological crisis? What role might experimental writing play in shaping or changing cultural attitudes about the natural world? In addition to creating poems and other textual and art objects, we will take our ecopoetics practices beyond the page through active engagement with local ecologies and environmental issues, and we will write in response to these expanded ecopoetics practices.

 

No previous creative writing experience is required for this workshop. Participants are encouraged to experiment with hybrid writing and art practices. All are welcome!



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Date:
July 20
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/classes/ecopoetics-writing-workshop

Organizer

Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Phone:
(415) 663-1200
Website:
http://www.ptreyes.org/
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